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Poodle Reunited With Owner After Surviving 11-Mile Ride in Car Grille (VIDEO)

Sarah Medina | October 4, 2012 | Good News
A 6-year-old poodle mix named Suzie was finally reunited with her owner after surviving being hit by a car, wedged into the car grille, and taken on a terrifying 11-mile ride to another state. According to the Examiner, Suzie had run out into the street in Taunton,...

B.C. Bears Relocated, 1 Killed After First Nations Community Fears Grew

Zi-Ann Lum | December 4, 2012 | Canada British Columbia
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Five bears that had been lingering in a B.C. First Nations community, including near a day care, have now been relocated, but a sixth bear had to be put down.Conservation officers were called in when members of the Adams Lake First Nation near Kamloops raised concerns about...

Daryl Hannah Arrested In Texas For Protesting Pipeline

Kiki Von Glinow | December 4, 2012 | Celebrity
HOUSTON — Actress Daryl Hannah of "Splash" fame was arrested in northeast Texas on Thursday, along with a 78-year-old landowner as the pair protested an oil pipeline designed to bring crude from Canada to the Gulf Coast. "They've arrested Daryl Hannah and a rural Texas great-grandmother," said Paul Bassis, Hannah's...

Tailings Ponds Ducks: Alberta Oil Sands Operators' Defence Case Too Strong, Says Prosecutor Susan McRoy

Pablo Fernandez | October 4, 2012 | Canada Alberta
The companies involved in a case that saw 550 ducks killed when they landed in an Alberta oilsands tailings pond have too-strong a defence, which is why no charges will be laid, the Crown announced Thursday. The decision not to level charges against the energy giants lay solely...

Larry Ellison: Lanai, His Hawaii Island, Will Be 'Laboratory For Sustainability'

Dino Grandoni | December 4, 2012 | Technology
By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU, Hawaii (Reuters) - If Oracle billionaire CEO Larry Ellison has his way, the Hawaiian island of Lanai will be transformed into a model for environmentally sustainable enterprise, a prospect that has excited some residents of the tropical paradise. Ellison bought 98 percent of the 141-square-mile...

Johan Gray, South African Motorcyclist, Stops Race To Rescue Calf (VIDEO)

Sarah Medina | October 6, 2012 | Good News
A South African motorcyclist stopped in the middle of an endurance race to rescue a calf drowning in a canal. On October 23, 2011, Johan Gray was racing in the grueling Amageza Gauteng Qualifier, a preliminary race before the 14-day endurance trek that crosses South Africa. But...

California's Lone Gray Wolf Gets New Protections From The State (PHOTOS)

Carly Schwartz | December 4, 2012 | San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- As California's lone gray wolf continues roaming the state's far northern wilds, officials Wednesday decided to launch a one-year study to see whether the species should be given state endangered species protections. The California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously in Sacramento that a "status review"...

Washington's Hazardous Substances Tax Ruled Constitutional By State Supreme Court

James Gerken | December 4, 2012 | Green
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that the state's hazardous substances tax is constitutional. The high court upheld a King County Superior Court ruling that found the state is not precluded from using the current tax of 0.7 percent imposed on oil products, pesticides and...

Doorless Refrigerator Wall By Electrolux Design Lab Finalist Ben de la Roche (PHOTOS)

Michelle Manetti | October 5, 2012 | HuffPost Home
Hey, here's a way to subtract a step between you and the beer.

California Gas Prices Spike 8 Cents A Gallon Overnight

Carly Schwartz | December 4, 2012 | San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — Landscaping business owner Sebastian Figueredo stood Thursday at a Union 76 gas station near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, holding his phone up high so he could get a photo of the price sign. A gallon of regular at the station was selling for $4.79, up from...

Bob Murray, Romney Booster, Pressures His Miners To Donate To Campaign: Report

Dave Jamieson | October 4, 2012 | Politics
Over at the New Republic, Alec MacGillis reports on the extent to which Ohio coal baron Bob Murray pressures his mining employees to underwrite the campaigns of GOP candidates, including presidential nominee Mitt Romney. A vocal proponent of the dubious "war on coal" mantra, the 72-year-old CEO of...

Bhutan Organic: Himalayan Country Aiming To Phase Out Chemicals From Farming Over Next Decade

Amanda L. Chan | October 4, 2012 | Healthy Living
The small Asian country of Bhutan is going organic. AFP reported that the nation, where the majority of citizens are Buddhist, is aiming to phase out chemicals from its farming during the next decade. "Bhutan has decided to go for a green economy in...

Reverse Zoonosis: Researchers Investigate Human-To-Animal Transmission Of Flu

Amanda L. Chan | October 4, 2012 | Healthy Living
When you have the flu, you can pass along your sickness to your children, your spouse, your siblings … and apparently, also Fido. Oregon State University researchers are investigating these rare cases of "reverse zoonosis" -- where humans pass on illnesses to animals -- to find out just...

Florentijn Hofman's 'Slow Slugs' Ascend The Steep Streets Of France (PHOTOS)

Hallie Sekoff | October 4, 2012 | Arts
For the Accroche-Coeurs performing arts festival in Angers, France, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has created two enormous slugs 'racing' towards a local church. The slugs, which are made out of 40,000 colored plastic bags fastened to steel frames, evoke a multitude of metaphors and meanings. In...

Montana Bears, Cubs Killed After Becoming Dependent On Food Given By Local Resident

Andres Jauregui | October 4, 2012 | Green
Seven black bears, including two cubs, were euthanized in Montana this week after becoming dependent on food given to them by a local resident, NBC News reports. According to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department, an individual in the town of Heron, which is near the...

Pet Deaths In Airplanes Continue, Pressuring Airlines To Change Policy

Jessica Leader | October 4, 2012 | Green
From Mother Nature Network's Morieka Johnson: Horror stories about pets flying in the cargo hold tend to travel quickly. Jack the cat made news last year when he escaped his crate and spent 61 days lost in JFK airport, and model Maggie Rizer’s September blog post...

Pets That Survived Crazy Accidents

Jessica Leader | October 4, 2012 | Green
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Check out VPI’s nominees and their ER exploits, along with a few cautionary tips to prevent similar incidents in your home. By the way, all pets featured in this story lived to enjoy other adventures.

Climate Change Skepticism Is Highest In Japan, Britain and U.S., Poll Finds

Sara Gates | October 4, 2012 | Green
While nine out of 10 people surveyed in a recent Ipsos poll "believe that the climate has changed significantly in the past 20 years," those polled in Japan, Britain and the U.S. had the highest rates of climate change skepticism. Commissioned by the AXA Group,...

Mitt Romney's Campaign Forced To Clarify His Claims After First Presidential Debate

Sabrina Siddiqui | October 4, 2012 | Politics
Much of the attention following the first presidential debate in Denver, Colo., Wednesday night has been focused on Mitt Romney's bid to recast himself as the centrist who governed Massachusetts. But the Republican presidential candidate also made two particularly lofty claims from the podium, claims his campaign clarified to reporters...

Mitt Romney Backer Robert Murray, Energy CEO, Allegedly Coerced Employees To Donate

Luke Johnson | October 4, 2012 | Politics
IT IS BOTH a pundit's truism and a mathematical reality that Mitt Romney's path to the White House runs through Ohio. And that path, in turn, runs through a firm called Murray Energy.
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